Emeka Ihedioha Resigns from PDP

The former Governor of Imo State and Former Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Rt Honourbale Emeka Ihedioha has resigned his membership in the former ruling party People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

His resignation letter which was addressed to the ward chairman of PDP in his ward Mbutu Ward Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area Imo State was submitted on 23rd April 2024 and the original copy was acknowledged by the ward chairman.

Ihedioha said that his resignation from PDP  takes effect immediately and he will always be available to offer services toward deepening democracy and governance in Nigeria.

In the letter, he disclosed that he was among the founding members of PDP where he had contributed to the development of the party. He said that in recent times, the party has taken a path that doesn’t align with his personal belief despite his efforts to counsel the leaders of the party.

In his words, he said “Regrettably, in recent times, the party has taken on a path that is at variance with my personal beliefs. Despite my attempt to offer counsel, the party is sadly no longer able to carryout internal reforms, enforce its own rules or offer credible opposition to the ruling All Progressive Congress”

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Emeka Ihedioha had been a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since 1998 and he became a member of the lower chamber of the National Assembly through his election victory as the candidate of PDP in his federal constituency he rose to become the Deputy speaker of the House of Assembly when PDP controlled majority seat in the Green Chamber and the ruling party in Nigeria before APC kicked the party out in 2015.

He had gone far to contest for the office of the executive governor of Imo State as the flag bearer of PDP in the election and INEC declared him the winner of the election which he was sworn into office as the Executive Governor of Imo State until Supreme Court sacked him as the Governor in favour of Senator Hope Uzodinma whom the court saw merit in his case and declared him the true winner of the election despite coming 4th in the election according to INEC declaration.

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In 2023, Rt. Honourable Emeka Ihedioha did not contest for Imo State Governorship election where His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma won the November 2023 election in the state for his second tenure as the duly elected executive governor of Imo State, South East Nigeria.

In the resignation letter tendered by Emeka Ihedioha, he did not disclose his next line of action in joining another political party that aligns with his beliefs but the coming days will reveal the next chapter of his political journey.

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